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Dump Truck Crashes in Virginia – Passenger Killed in Wreck in Virginia Beach

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Dump Truck Crashes in Virginia – Passenger Killed in Wreck in Virginia Beach

A fatal wreck on Dec. 30 in Virginia Beach has again highlighted the deadly nature of dump truck crashes in Virginia.

Police said a passenger in an F150 pickup died when a Ford F150 hit a dump truck that was stopped in the westbound lane. The dump truck driver was attempting to back up into a construction site on Princess Anne Road, reported the Daily Press.

After the F150 hit the dump truck, it spun off onto the inside westbound lane, hitting a Honda CRV, police said.

Tragically, the passenger of the F150 was killed at the scene. The drivers of the Honda CRV and F150 were taken to the hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening, police said. The dump truck driver was not injured.

Dump truck crashes in Virginia - crash on Princess Anne Road proved to be fatal

The location of the dump truck crash (Google maps)

Charges were reported to be pending after the wreck but it’s not clear against which driver. Part of westbound Princess Anne Road in Virginia Beach was closed after the crash but before 10:15 a.m. The wreck was just the latest in a series of dump truck crashes in Virginia.

Accidents involving dump trucks are disproportionately serious and deadly given the bulk and weight of these massive vehicles. We write about accidents involving dump trucks in our book about trucking accidents in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The highways of Hampton Roads were no strangers to deadly accidents over the holidays.

On New Year’s Eve, a pedestrian was hit by a car and killed near  Military Circle Mall in Norfolk.

Police responded to the accident on Poplar Hall Drive around 6:30 p.m. The man was trying to cross the street at Frizzell Avenue and was hit by a car. He was declared dead later at a local hospital.

I was saddened to read that a 19-year-old who was badly injured in a car crash on Christmas Day in Gloucester has passed away.

Virginia State Police said the teen’s Honda Civic was hit by a Buick Rendezvous driven by a 74-year-old woman.

The older woman was driving west on Route 14 when she ran off the side of the road, according to reports on  She returned to the highway, crossed the center line and hit the teen's car head-on.

As well as this fatal accident, drivers and pedestrians lost their lives in Chesapeake, Suffolk and Franklin on Christmas Day. Our thoughts are with the families of those who died.

If you have lost a loved one in a Virginia car accident, please call our Virginia wrongful death lawyers at (757) 455-0077. Nobody wants to think about lawyers after the loss of a loved one but death creates many hardships.

John Cooper

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John Cooper

John Cooper is a veteran of personal injury law practice in Virginia. A native Virginian, he was raised in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. He has more than 20 years of experience handling personal injury cases and recently handled the largest auto accident settlement in 2010, according to VA Lawyers Weekly. The award provided $3.5 million to a child whose young father died when the vehicle he was a passenger in was rear-ended by a careless truck driver.

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Jim Hurley

Jim Hurley has been practicing law throughout Virginia for more than two-and-a-half decades. During his career, he has tried more than 100 jury trials — a staggering number — and handled hundreds more that were settled out of court. He is guided by the principle that the client is in charge of his or her case and should be kept fully aware of the litigation process. Jim has been awarded an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given, for his practice of law. He was named in Virginia Super Lawyers in 2014, 2015, 2016.

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Bill O’Mara started his legal career in 2008, moving back to his home town of Chesapeake, VA. He has practiced in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury and other litigation. He has gained extensive court room and trial experience, including contested trials before judges and juries across Hampton Roads. In 2014, Mr. O’Mara joined Injury Lawyers as an associate attorney. He became a partner in 2017.

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